JOIN US! Upcoming Events and Engagement Opportunities - 2024
SOS and our coalition partners and allies are organizing events and activities across the region to educate and inspire, and engage and mobilize the public and policymakers to act in 2024 - to develop and implement a comprehensive regional solution that protects and restores Snake River wild salmon and steelhead and invests in Northwest communities.
Please join us at these upcoming events - to speak up for the Snake River, its wild salmon and steelhead, Southern Resident orcas, and to support Northwest Tribes.
February – May 2024 'Snake River Dinner Hour' Webinar Series
When: February – May 2024, 6:00-7:00 pm PST on the second Tuesday of the month
Where: Virtual via Zoom
What: The Snake River Dinner Hour provides a space for folks to learn more about saving salmon, honoring treaty obligations, and creating solutions for Northwest communities. Join us to participate in civil dialogue as we each bring different opinions and perspectives to the table:
- Feb. 13: Federal actions and commitments to restore Snake River salmon
- March 12: How to restore a river Register here
- April 9: Clean energy + a restored lower Snake River = a more vibrant Northwest
- May 14: Getting grain to ocean ports by rail
For more information visit: snakeriverdinnerhour.org
Meaningful Movies: Covenant of the Salmon People film screening
When: Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7 - 9 pm.
Where: 6038 South Pilgrim Street Seattle, in Rainier Beach
What: Meaningful Movies will host a Covenant of the Salmon People film screening on Feb. 17. Covenant of the Salmon People is a 60-minute documentary portrait of the Nez Perce Tribe as they continue to carry out their ancient promise to protect Chinook salmon, cornerstone species and first food their people have subsisted on for tens of thousands of years. As a dammed river system and climate impacts threaten the extinction of Chinook salmon, a cornerstone of their culture and ancestral diet, they continue to do their part to uphold this relationship-but will it be enough to save wild salmon from extinction? Joseph Bogaard, executive director of Save Our wild Salmon, has been invited speak about the campaign and current state of play.
Question? Email email@example.com
January 24, 2024 - Salmon Orca Project's 'Tribal Voices Matter: Collaborative Conservation Effort'
When: January 24, 2024, 12 pm PST
Where: Virtual via Zoom
What: Join Salmon Orca Project in their next Tribal Voices Matter focused on collaborative conservation efforts. Key topics include successful partnerships in conservation, strategies for collaborative conservation, and inspiring environmental action.
January 25, 2024 - Legislative Education & Advocacy Fair
When: January 25, 2024, 6 pm PST
Where: Virtual via Zoom
What: Join organizations across Washington for a special educational workshop & advocacy fair on January 25th from 6-7:30pm. During this advocacy fair, learn how to do legislative advocacy in Washington State, and connect with awesome groups in Washington who are doing legislative advocacy work around environment, climate, justice, and more.
Whether you are brand new to state level advocacy, or an experienced activist, this workshop is for you. We’re here to support you in gaining confidence, knowledge, skills, and tools for advocacy!
Co-hosted by the 350 WA Civic Action Team, Washington Conservation Action, The Lands Council, Transportation Choices Coalition, Climate Action Families, Audubon WA, UTOPIA WA, Environment WA, Save our Wild Salmon, The Nature Conservancy, Our Climate, Sierra Club WA, Native Vote WA, and many more.
Boldt at 50: Reflecting on Treaty Justice and Tribal Sovereignty
When: Monday, Feb.12, Doors open at 7pm, Panel begins at 7:30pm.
Where: Seattle Town Hall
What: Boldt at 50 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Boldt Decision, a pivotal moment in civil rights history and tribal sovereignty. Centered around Charles Wilkinson’s posthumously acclaimed work, Treaty Justice, a panel will discuss the significance of the Boldt Decision and its enduring impact on the tribal sovereignty movement in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Three panelists and a moderator will delve into the historical significance of the ruling, reflecting on its implications and the work that still lies ahead. The panelists include Jeremiah “Jay” Julius, a fisherman, Lummi Nation Tribal member, and advocate for the Salish Sea; Coll Thrush, a noted historian and author of Native Seattle; Lynda V. Mapes, an author and Seattle Times reporter specializing in environmental and Native American issues; and Nancy Shippentower, a respected Puyallup elder.
The event is set to open with Native drummers; remarks from Darrell Hillaire, executive director of the Native-owned production company, Children of the Setting Sun Productions (CSSP); and will also feature a short film clip from CSSP showcasing the treaty tribes as an integral part of the program.
Feb 24 Sacred Salmon Town Hall At Seattle University
When: Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10-11:30 am
Where: Seattle U. Student Center 160, LeRoux Conference Room
What: Stand in solidarity with our community as we raise our collective voices to elected officials to advocate for the respect and upholding or tribal treaties, the preservation and restoration of salmon and our common home, and for the removal of the four lower Snake River dams! This is free and open to the public. Sign up here.